Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Orationes.
Edited by Ludovicus Carbo.
[Venice]: Adam de Ambergau, 1472.
Fol. [112 2-2610 27-288 29-3010].  leaves (1/1, 30/10 blank).
ISTC ic00543000; GW 6766; Goff C543; BMC V 189 (IB. 19813); Bod-inc C-243; CIBN C-427; BSB-Ink C-381.
Quire 4 is of ten leaves as BMC and Bod-inc, not nine as GW.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Be.2.1 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Provenance:||Anthony Askew (1722-1774), physician and classical scholar: Askew sale, 13 Feb. 1775 onwards; lot 1387 in Bibliotheca Askeviana … (London: Baker & Leigh, 1775).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Askew sale for £12.0.0 according to the partially annotated copy of the Askew sale catalogue in University of Glasgow Library (shelfmark Mu36-c.8).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “T.2.4”.
|Binding:||England, 18th-century gold-tooled red goatskin; covers decorated with a double-fillet frame, and a centre panel formed by fillets and a decorative roll with a floral ornament at the outer corners; rebacked in the 19th/20th century (original spine covering unrecorded); front free endpaper has watermark of a fleur-de-lys within a shield surmounted by a crown, rear free endpaper has countermark ‘I V’. Size: 330 × 228 mm.|
|Leaf size:||317 x 216 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal annotations, nota marks and underlining in several 16th-century hands; running oratio headings added up to and including “Pro Balbo”; evidence of early signatures; partially foliated in roman numerals and fully foliated in arabic numerals in 16th-century hands; on 1/1v is a “Tabula contentorum” in a 16th-century hand with folio references in roman numerals; title “Oratio[ne]s tullij” written in red crayon in an 18th-century hand on 1/1r.|
|Decoration:||On 1/2r an eight-line letter “Q” is supplied in red and blue, with an infill of red pen-work and with blue and red pen-work bordering the initial and extending into the margin; similarly decorated initials supplied at the opening of each oratio; capital strokes in red throughout; occasional paragraph marks in red.|